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Cross-Cloud Testing

The power, elasticity, and affordability of cloud computing offers a very compelling test platform for any company interested in doing some performance testing of their Web applications before they go LIVE. But, generating loads from a cloud vendor is problematic in that all the load is coming from the single location, which means you are not really simulating how the Web actually works in real life. What if you could harness several cloud vendors together and leverage the elastic compute power of 1000s of virtual servers from destinations all around the world? Suddenly you’re actually using the Web to test simulated traffic originating from a global community. Now, that’s a powerful test platform at a fraction of the cost of traditional test labs. Stay tuned . . . SOASTA has a very important announcement coming. Global cloud testing is real and being done today.

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Tom Lounibos

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Tom Lounibos

As CEO of SOASTA, Tom brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Tom is a regular speaker at both cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed. Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corp., a financial services software provider. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corp., Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services. Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.